Alternative Truck Uses: Creative Ways to Put Your Pickup to Use

Alternative Truck Uses | Huntsville, TX

Trucks aren’t just for moving furniture or towing boats. These versatile vehicles can be put to use in so many ways, from adventure to commerce. Start looking for more ways to make the most of your truck, starting with these ideas for alternative truck uses.

Truck bed camping

The next time you go camping, bring your truck along — not just for the off-road capability, but for the comfort of the truck bed. You can buy a special truck bed tent that will fit your pickup perfectly, and provide a cozy, water-proof shelter for your nights outdoors.

Mobile produce or lemonade stand

You’ve heard of tailgating for an athletic event, and have maybe even used your truck bed and tailgate as a surface for a bar or buffet, but have you considered using your truck bed as a mobile way to sell things like produce or lemonade? This method will make it quick and easy to pull up to your local farmer’s market with a setup that’s nearly ready to go.

Drink cooler for parties

Speaking of tailgating parties, you can take yours to the next level by turning your entire truck bed into a giant cooler for drinks. If this is too much work, consider buying a truck storage box that doubles as a cooler.

For versatile pickup trucks that you can use every day, browse the inventory at Wiesner of Huntsville.

The 2020 Sierra 1500 Offers a New Turbo-Diesel Engine

2020 GMC Sierra | Huntsville, TX

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a number of engine options available for the 2020 model year, including the new Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. This motor nicely balances power with fuel-efficiency.

Power and capability

The Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine connects with a 10-speed automatic transmission to achieve 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. As such, the available engine allows you to have smooth drives on adventures both on and off the road.

When properly equipped, the four-wheel model can haul a maximum payload of 1,830 pounds and tow up to 9,100 pounds. While in Tow/Haul mode, the exhaust brake and transmission can help you maintain stability when traversing steep hills.

Fuel-efficiency

When you opt for the two-wheel-drive model, the engine gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.* The engine can accordingly help you save money on fuel over time. In addition, its block is comprised of lightweight cast aluminum alloy, which leads to a 25 percent savings in mass when compared to a cast-iron engine block.

The Turbo-Diesel engine utilizes start/stop technology so that the engine can turn off when you’re at a red light. Active Thermal Management helps the engine stay at the optimal temperature to further reduce fuel consumption.  

Learn more about the Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine when you test-drive the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 at Wiesner of Huntsville.

 

*Requires available 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine. EPA est. 23 city/30 hwy mpg (2WD).

Chevrolet Introduces Silverado Midnight and Rally Editions

Limited Edition Silverado | Huntsville, TX

The Chevrolet Silverado is already one of the most stylish pickup trucks around. Now, Chevrolet is introducing even more style to the lineup with the debut of the Silverado Midnight and Rally editions at the State Fair of Texas.

If black is your favorite color on a truck, the Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition is a must-have vehicle. This truck’s exterior is decked out in all black, including the grille, bumper, and exhaust tips.

Of course, the Silverado Midnight Edition is more than just a really black truck. This special edition Silverado also receives some performance enhancements, including a two-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package. The red tow hooks add a pop of color to an otherwise all-black truck. You can get the Midnight Edition on the LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss models.

The Chevy Silverado Rally Edition features more color than its counterpart, with external color options like Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, and Summit White (and, of course, Black). This special edition Silverado rides on 20-inch black wheels, giving it an impressive stance out on the road.

Both special edition Silverados will begin deliveries by the end of this year.

To find the Chevrolet Silverado that best fits your on-road needs, be sure to speak with our team of sales experts here at Wiesner of Huntsville.

New for This Year: 2020 Buick Enclave ST Package

2020 Buick Enclave | Huntsville, TX

Buick is introducing a new ST package for the 2020 Enclave SUV. ST stands for sport touring and will, as you might guess, make the large Enclave SUV sportier. The ST package will cost just $1,695.

Specifically, the 2020 Buick Enclave ST will get sportier styling on the exterior, including a unique black woven sport grille. On the Essence trim level, you can get the ST package with 20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels featuring contrasting satin graphite pockets. Forbes contributor Kyle Edward recommends getting this model with the Ebony Twilight paint color for maximum sporty styling.

All Buick Enclave models come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, but for 2020, Buick is adding an optional HD surround vision system and HD rear vision camera. These will be included on the 2020 Buick Enclave ST package.

There are no engine changes with the ST model, as the package is more about styling. Under the hood lurks the same 3.6-liter V6, which is mighty powerful at 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, with a zero-60-mph time of just 6.9 seconds.

The 2020 Buick Enclave is available at Wiesner of Huntsville. If you are interested in the ST package, talk to a salesperson about ordering one.

New 2020 Silverado 1500 Updates Include Enhanced Powertrain and New Technology

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a living legend among full-sized pickup trucks, and the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 elevates this iconic pickup to a new level. Packed with powertrain and technology updates, the 2020 Silverado 1500 just got even better.

 

6.2-liter V8 Availability

One of the most exciting features of the 2020 Silverado 1500 is expanded 6.2-liter V8 availability. The potent 6.2-liter V8 engine offers an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, making easy work of even the toughest jobs. For 2020, this advanced powertrain is available on Trail Boss and RST models, while an available performance package raises engine output to 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque.

 

All-New 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel

All-new for 2020 is an advanced 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine option available on all LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country models. This exceptional engine makes 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

 

Upgraded Transmission Option

Also new for 2020 is the option of pairing the legendary 5.3-liter V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management with the high-feature 10-speed automatic transmission, enabling optimal efficiency and smoother operation at all speeds.

 

New Technology Features

The 2020 Silverado 1500 updates include new technology features, including updated trailering tech like up to 15 unique camera views for more confident movement and alignment. The 2020 Silverado 1500 is also now available with Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera technology.

 

We have the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in stock here at Wiesner of Huntsville.

The Next-Level V-Series from Cadillac Is Named Blackwing

2019 Cadillac CT6 | Huntsville, TX

If you weren’t already excited for the upcoming “next-level” V-Series from Cadillac, you will be now that we know the name this premium version of luxury cars will bear. The next-level V-Series from Cadillac will be known as Blackwing.

Blackwing versions will slot above the Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V, both of which debuted in May this year. These models will be officially known as Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, adding even more enhancements than the V-Series versions of these cars.

The name Blackwing refers to the classic “merlette” figure seen on old-school Cadillac badges. A merlette is a black bird symbol that has been used in French heraldry for centuries. Its initial use in Cadillac iconography is a nod to the French roots of the Cadillac name. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac was a late-15th and early-16th century French explorer and the founder of the city of Detroit.

There are some rumors that the Blackwing line could potentially spin off into its own brand. We’d love to see the high-performance, high-luxury developments that might come from an expansion of the Blackwing family. For now, we are just holding our breath for the full release of the very first Blackwing models.

For now, while you wait for them, you can find the CTS-V and CT6-V at Wiesner of Huntsville.

 

 

Returning 2021 Trailblazer Boasts Style and Safety

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Among Chevrolet’s many strengths is its foothold in one of the automotive industry’s fastest-growing segments: small SUVs and crossovers. Adding to that lineup is the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, expected to arrive at Wiesner of Huntsville in early 2020.

Since it was last part of the Chevy lineup in 2009, the Trailblazer underwent some downsizing in order to complement the changing times. The returning 2021 Trailblazer is a smaller and more stylish SUV, with some touches that make it a top-notch choice in the crossover segment.

As Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, put it, “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization.” Take, for example, the available RS trim. It flaunts an eye-catching two-tone roof that lets you choose your preferred color combination.

Also new to the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a host of standard active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. These tools ensure that drivers of the 2021 Trailblazer can travel confidently, safely, and with the peace of mind. The all-new Trailblazer also offers Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist, and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera as options.

When the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is available, you’ll find it here at Wiesner of Huntsville.

A History of General Motors

A History of General Motors | Huntsville, TX

General Motors is an American company rich with tradition, history, and legacy. They’re a company whose products we’re proud to provide to our customers and friends here at Wiesner of Huntsville.

Here’s a little history of General Motors for the curious:

In 1908, General Motors was formed in Detroit, Michigan. It started its life as the holding company of William C. “Billy” Durant, the chieftain of Buick Motors. At this time, America was home to less than 8,000 automobiles. The car was still a modern marvel, and no one could anticipate the revolutionary effects it would have across the globe. General Motors would go on to acquire over 20 automakers, including Chevrolet and Pontiac.

During World War II, General Motors sent over 12 billion dollars’ worth of aide in supplies and materials, like airplanes and tanks, to the Allied Forces. When the war ended, GM went back to innovating for civilian vehicles, developing industry-changing concepts like front-wheel suspension and the unibody construction.

This tendency to innovate continued over the decades. General Motors led the charge in taking the lead out of gasoline, producing cars that operated on low-lead or unleaded gas in 1971. They were a critical player in the development of guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo 11 mission, and manufactured the Lunar Roving Vehicle (the first-ever vehicle to operate on the Moon) for Apollo 15.

Today, GM remains a major innovator and game-changer in the global automotive industry. To see what GM rolls off the assembly line for the 2019 model year, check out the inventory at Wiesner of Huntsville.

Chevrolet Rated as Top Automotive Brand for Millennials

Chevrolet Rated As Top Automotive Brand | Huntsville, TX

Millennials are quickly becoming the target audience in various industries, including the automotive market. Thanks to its dedication to designing aerodynamic, efficient, and tech-savvy vehicles, Chevrolet was recognized as the top automotive brand for millennials by Autolist.

Most analysts agree that the millennial generation was born between 1981 and 1996. That puts most millennials between the ages of 23 and 38. To get accurate results, Autolist examined the preferences of 1,750 shoppers younger than 36 years old.

Chevrolet took the first place spot, performing better than competitors such as Ford, Toyota, Honda, and BMW. Brands like Fiat and Volvo landed at the bottom of the list of automotive brands millennials preferred.

Not only is Chevrolet the top automotive brand among millennials, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 landed as the most popular full-size truck for millennials, too. The brand was also most likely to be considered when millennials look for a new vehicle. Chevrolet was also the number one response for which brand millennial drivers own right now.

Chase Disher, Autolist’s chief analyst, cited Chevrolet’s “Real People, Not Actors” ad campaign and early adoption of top technologies as reasons for the brand’s success with millennials.  Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot are just a few systems that appeal to millennial tastes.

Visit Wiesner of Huntsville to get a closer look at the impressive models in the Chevrolet lineup.

Corvette Loyalty Discount For Current Corvette Owners

Corvette Loyalty Discount | Wiesner of Huntsville | Huntsville, TX

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is making waves throughout the industry. The upcoming sports car boasts a mid-engine design, much to the satisfaction of performance enthusiasts. In order to make more room on dealership lots, Chevrolet is offering a Corvette Loyalty Discount to current Corvette owners.

The Corvette Loyalty Discount amounts to $3,000 off the price of all new Corvette sports cars during the month of April. There’s only one restriction to take into consideration. In order to be eligible for the discount, drivers must already own or lease a Corvette.

Unlike previous loyalty discounts, this latest offer is open to all Corvette owners, including those who have an original Corvette from the 1950s. The current Corvette Loyalty Discount is one of the largest Chevrolet’s ever put on the table.

Drivers can get more money off a brand new Chevrolet Corvette C7, too. The loyalty discount can be combined with other discounts. Drivers can even transfer it to other members of their family. Oh, and the Corvette Loyalty Discount doesn’t require a trade-in Corvette.

With such a great deal on the table, drivers can add a new Corvette C7 to their garage at a discount. The discount is valid through April 30, so interested drivers better hurry into Wiesner of Huntsville to learn more.